Bay Shore, NY - January 31, 2014 - New York Community Bank’s Roslyn Savings Bank Division, will begin raising funds for Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc.’s (ADRC) Old Bethpage WALK for Alzheimer’s and Coney Island Street Fair for the fifth consecutive year. The WALK will be held on September 6 at Old Bethpage Village Restoration.
On February 1, New York Community Bank (NYCB) will begin taking donations and displaying 10,000 ADRC Walk for Alzheimer’s® Sneaker Circle donation cards to help raise WALK donations at the bank’s branches throughout Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties. NYCB’s Roslyn Savings Bank Division employees will also participate in this year’s WALK for Alzheimer’s and raise additional funds to help support programs and services for local families with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Last year, NYCB made a generous donation of $15,000, making the bank the 2013 Presenting Sponsor for the Old Bethpage WALK.
“My dad had Alzheimer’s Disease, so I know firsthand the challenges Long Island families face caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease,” says Virginia Belling, Senior Vice President and Retail Banking Regional Executive for New York Community Bank’s Roslyn Savings Bank Division. “On behalf of New York Community Bank, I would like to thank our branch staff for helping to raise money and awareness for this disease.”
“It is our pleasure to once again collaborate with New York Community Bank and its Roslyn Savings Bank Division,” said Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. “Our organizations share a common belief: that by supporting the local community, we can make a difference in the lives of fellow Long Islanders. As the first Corporate Presenting Sponsor for the WALK for Alzheimer’s on Long Island, New York Community Bank is kick-starting what will prove to be an amazing event.”
For more information on the WALK for Alzheimer’s and Coney Island Street Fair, please contact Mary Ann Malack-Ragona at (631)-580-5100 or visit www.adrcinc.org.
About New York Community Bank and its Roslyn Savings Bank Division
New York Community Bank (NYCB) is the savings bank subsidiary of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE:NYCB), the 20th largest bank holding company in the nation with over 239 branches serving customers throughout Metro New York, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio, and Arizona. On Long Island, NYCB’s Roslyn Savings Bank Division has been part of the local landscape since 1875. As the Island’s third largest depository, Roslyn puts an emphasis on service and convenience and is proud to be part of an organization that has a long-standing reputation within the communities it operates for strength, stability and service. For more information, or a list of branches, visit http://www.NYCBfamily.com.
Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc. — which is headquartered in Bay Shore and has a satellite office in Southampton — is the only local Alzheimer’s Disease advocacy and educational facility whose mission is to provide hands-on support and services to families on Long Island and the New York metropolitan area. ADRC works with family members, health care professionals and researchers to ensure quality health care and support to those impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease through care and consultation, information and referral, training, support groups, and caregiver safety products.